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Specialist Building and Construction Lawyers
As building and construction lawyers we focus on a few specialised types of businesses in the construction industry. Find out if you’re a good fit for us to help you.
Negotiate your next contract on the right terms. Get paid when you should, and keep your profit margin.
We'll help you get the best terms possible in your next contract, and get paid the right amount, at the right time.
We can help you ensure that your project starts on the right foot, stays on track along the way, and finishes when it should.
Ensure that your terms and methods get you paid right, and on time so you can focus on your business.
Practical Advice. No Jargon.
You've got enough things to worry about without having to get an interpreter to understand your own lawyers.
We provide high quality legal advice that you can use to make better decisions for your business, but we're practical enough to know what really matters to you.
What Our Clients Say
Batch Mewing successfully defended a major BCIPA claim earlier this year. We have since made a strategic decision to have them review contracts as part of our business process. Batch Mewing assist us with complex commercial negotiations, informal dispute planning and communications and commercial documentation preparation across a range of medium to large scale residential, retail and commercial projects. Batch Mewing are my law firm of choice for dealing with construction related commercial documentation preparation, disputes and negotiations.
Leading property and construction professional with over 30 years industry experience in the retail, commercial, and residential sectorsproperty and construction professional
Our customer went into liquidation and we were accused of owing a substantial lot of money for quarry products. These quarry products had not been taken as the purchase order was cancelled. These same lawyers then tried to take possession of ten pieces of our equipment that was hired to the customer previously as they felt that they had the rights through a PPS lease. Batch Mewing Lawyers guided us with legal advice, and we soon grew to trust them as we knew he had our best interests covered. Batch Mewing made sure that we were always kept up to date on any communications between both parties. We would highly recommend working with Batch Mewing to anyone that requires legal advice, and we would not hesitate to work with Batch Mewing Lawyers again in the future.
Owner – Contractor and Equipment CompanyOwner
Batch Mewing’s work is always meticulous. Their attention to detail on our case allowed us to get to a point of settlement which meant we could secure the viability of the construction project.
CEO of the property services and contracting division of leading ASX300 public companyCEO
Our hotel network undertook a $15M refurbishment project where the builder proposed a Guaranteed Maximum Price contract which was very new to us and quite frankly a bit daunting. Batch Mewing Lawyers were fantastic in their ability to initially lead us through the process of understanding how this type of contract worked and then negotiating the terms of this agreement face to face with the builder so that we were protected. Throughout the whole process of the negotiation Batch Mewing Lawyers was extremely responsive and turnaround times on reviewing the contracts could not have been better. The negotiation of clauses in the original contract saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars. Due to the way the contract was negotiated, we still have a good working relationship with the construction company and to be honest we attribute this to the excellent work that Batch Mewing Lawyers did in negotiating a fair and equitable contract.
General Manager of Global Hotel NetworkGeneral Manager
What I liked about Batch Mewing is they discussed all our commercial options. We had to make the hard decision to take legal action against a client which is never easy. The firm helped weigh up the pros and cons and delivered a strategy which actually meant we could keep the client while also retrieving the monies owed.
General manager national manufacturing companyGeneral manager
You always want to have Batch Mewing in your corner. The firm has a pragmatic approach to our legal requirements which uniquely balances excellent service with an acute commercial focus. Batch Mewing’s assistance in a recent matter enabled the speedy return of an overdue contract security amount which otherwise would have been tied up in a lengthy dispute process. As a growing business efficient and rapid issue resolution is an essential ingredient to success. Batch Mewing implicitly understand this and deliver upon it time after time.
Owner and managing director of leading private ($50m annual turnover) commercial contractorOwner and managing director
Batch Mewing Lawyers are our trusted advisers for all legal matters that arise on our construction projects. They combine good technical knowledge with lateral thinking and good judgment. They understand our business and give us the clear and prompt advice we need in order to make the best commercial and tactical decisions.
Managing Director of leading private property developer with over 60 years industry experience and a successful portfolio of retail, commercial, industrial and residential assetsManaging Director
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